The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Located in Washington, DC
  2. 2
    Internship opportunities
  3. 3
    College campus feel, in the middle of the city
  4. 4
    Top-of-the-line facilities and dorms
  5. 5
    Great bars, clubs, and restaurants nearby
  6. 6
    Private bathrooms in most dorms
  7. 7
    Small, inclusive Greek community
  8. 8
    Going to the monuments at night
  9. 9
    Plentitude and variety of student organizations
  10. 10
    Very experienced professors in upper-level classes

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
92% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
80% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
91% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
65% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
56% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
67% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
97% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
59% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
56% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
92% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 57% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    High tuition
  2. 2
    Lack of school spirit
  3. 3
    The fairly common spoiled rich students
  4. 4
    Cost of city living
  5. 5
    Red tape and bureaucratic procedures
  6. 6
    Slow 4-RIDE service
  7. 7
    Mandatory meal plan for freshmen and sophomores
  8. 8
    Advising system at the Columbian College
  9. 9
    No football team
  10. 10
    Large introductory lecture classes

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $47,343, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
74% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $9,650.
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